A senior Pakistani journalist was shot and killed in Kenya. According to reports, the former reporter and TV anchor for ARY TV had migrated to the African nation after finding the environment in Pakistan to be hostile following the removal of Imran Khan from his position in the government. He was subsequently shot dead in the African nation.
Mehar Bokhari, whose husband Kashif Abbasi worked for the same TV channel as their former colleague, along with other journalists, confirmed that their former colleague “is no more” despite the fact that there is no word from the family.
Arshad Sharif, not just a colleague, a brother, is no more. From Islamabad to Moscow, from Dunya News to ARY, I’ve not known a finer gentleman.
Shot dead. Too young. Too brutally.
Still can not wrap my head around it
— Meher Bokhari (@meherbokhari) October 23, 2022
Journalist Imran Ryaz Khan confirmed the death news of Journalist Arshad Sharif
اناللہ وانا الیہ راجعون pic.twitter.com/nQh5Sbngr4
— Imran Khan (@ImranRiazKhan) October 23, 2022
Bol News also confirmed this News and Detail discussion with the Journalist Imran Ryaz Khan
Although there are still no other facts available regarding the incident, family sources and coworkers have confirmed that Sharif passed away in a car accident in Nairobi, according to Geo News.
According to the sources, local police have opened an investigation and are looking into the situation.
Sharif previously worked for ARY News, and after leaving the network, he moved to Dubai. He was spotted in London a few days before traveling to Kenya after arriving from Dubai.
After the news of Sharif’s passing spread, condolences poured in from all around the nation.
Hina Pervaiz Butt, the leader of the PML-N, offered her sincere condolences for the journalist’s passing, while Ali Zaidi, the leader of the PTI, also conveyed his sorrow for Sharif’s passing.
ارشد شریف صاحب کی death کی خبر سن کر یقین نہیں آرہا۔۔ دکھ بیان کرنا مشکل ہے، اللہ کسی کے ساتھ ایسا نہ ہو، 💔 pic.twitter.com/j9zHF60Y0C
— Hina Parvez Butt (@hinaparvezbutt) October 23, 2022
انا للہ وانا الیہ راجعون
I still can’t believe it. I am speechless. May Allah SWT grant him highest place in Jannah. Aameen pic.twitter.com/gjjUvTn1DO
— Salman Iqbal ARY (@Salman_ARY) October 23, 2022
Ary journalists are confirming that Arshad Sharif is no more 💔💔
— Ihtisham Ul Haq (@iihtishamm) October 23, 2022